Driver Controls Engineer

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    £24 per hour

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    Rachel Meacham

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    01384 446112

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  • Published:

    3 months ago

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Driver Controls Engineer (JP00000331)


£24 per hour PAYE rate (inside IR35)

Deliverables / KPIs / SLAs

  • OK judgements at development Design Reviews.
  • Achievement of part cost versus budget.
  • Closure of quality concerns within agreed timescales.
  • No BOM errors affecting vehicle build.


  • Development of Driver Controls (Switches) to meet Design and Test standards.
  • Lead design reviews to ensure the parts under development are delivered in line with program requirements for cost, quality and timing.
  • Maintain part BOM across European vehicles.
  • Prepare functional specifications through discussion with system owners, customer orientated engineering, styling and trim engineers.
  • Review and approve part drawings submitted by suppliers.
  • Manage in-house and supplier validation of the parts.
  • Resolve technical issues with in-house test departments and suppliers.
  • Support vehicle development builds at European manufacturing sites. Investigate, contain and resolve issues as they arise.
  • Conduct vehicle life cycle cost reduction idea generation and implementation.
  • Lead vehicle life cycle warranty investigations and countermeasure implementations.
  • Prepare and present development status and strategy plans to Senior Management.

Qualifications, skills training requirements

  • Engineering degree or equivalent.
  • Experience of Driver Controls development within automotive industry or equivalent.
  • Understanding of electrical theory related to Driver Controls and connected circuits.
  • Understanding of manufacturing techniques used for Driver Controls.
  • Familiar with automotive electrical architecture.
  • Experience of BOM management.
  • Appreciation for ergonomic considerations related to Driver Controls.
  • Knowledge of material properties and selection methods.
  • An understanding of LIN or CAN communication.
  • Experience of Driver Control cost drivers and budget setting.
  • Knowledge of 3D CAD tools.
  • Able to travel in the UK and abroad sometimes at short notice, typically for a few days to 2 weeks.

To apply for this role please send your cv to

Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Contracts are those of an Employment Business.

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